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Mon Jan 6, 2014 09:03 AM CST

Lynda Stuart is quite clear about the priorities of Stuart Land and Cattle Company. One, provide a quality product for the consumer. Two, practice land stewardship. Three, make a return on the investment.

Make no mistake, even though return on investment is third on Stuart's list, it's the final answer on almost all the decisions made at the Rosedale, Va., cattle operation. As the manager, Stuart presents a quarterly budget to the six members of the board of directors. And they are always watching the bottom line.

"They expect it to be run ...

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